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B.    Progress and Accomplishments

o    The Department processed all  grants In a timely manner.

o   The   Department^    commitment   to   program   was   maintained   for   FY   1985.

o   Technical assistance in FY 1984 was limited.

C.    Costs, Benefits, and Effectiveness

Program Scope: Distribution of the awards in FY 1983 was similar to that in
FY 1982. Most of the funds were expended for Institutional, Cooperative
or Special grants. In FY 84, no proposal was rated high enough to be funded
in the Cooperative and Design categories. Total awards fell from 39 in FY
1983 to 34 in FY 1984.

Table 1

Total Aid Average Distribution of Awards for

Minority Institutions Science Improvement Program

For Fiscal  Years 1982, 1983, and 1984

Award Type

Max. Size
and Duration

Institutional    $300,000
(3 yrs)

Cooperative

Design

Special

$300,000
(3 yrs)

$20,000
0 yr.)

$150,000
(2 yrs)

AWARDS
					
1982
		1983
		1984
	

Amount Number
	Average Amount
	Amount Number
	Average Amount
	Amount Number
	Average Amount

$3,158,400 (14)
	$225,600
	$2,946,000 (14)
	$210,429
	$3,703,396 (16)
	$231,462

$490,558 (2)
	$245,279
	$527,232 (2)
	$263,616
	0 0
	-

$39,260 (2)
	$19,630
	$55,210 (3)
	$18,403
	0 0
	.

$1,100,518      $55,026    $1,130,000

(20)

(20)

$56,500    $1,086,604      $60,367
(18)

SOURCE:    See E. below.

Program Effectiveness: Staff analysis of the interim and final grants reveal
that more than 75 percent of the grant-initiated activities have been in
some cases, institutional records were sufficient to assess the program,
but the program should be better documented by the institution so that the
performance of this program can be assessed, (see E. below)

D.    Plans for Program Improvement and Recommendations for Legislation

Program priorities will be Improving the quality of instruction in mathematics
and science at minority institutions, and improving access for minority
students to careers in science and engineering.ons, professional scientific societies, and all non-profit accred-